- Posted by Sarah Swiston
- On March 23, 2020
- Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children survivors dv, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, non-profit, northwest chicago, Pandemic, Rebecca Darr
While social distancing is best practice, home is not a safe place for victims of domestic violence. With tensions running high, abusers have increased access to victims as survivors can no longer go to work or visit friends. Although it is hard to predict the lasting impact of this epidemic, it is clear that WINGS services to our community are critically needed now. WINGS responds to the media about impacts of COVID-19 on their solution to end domestic violence.
Hear updates from WINGS President/CEO Rebecca Darr
Darr speaks to the Daily Herald about the implications of “sheltering in place” for domestic violence victims and WINGS services.
View Rebecca Darr’s interview with ABC 7 Chicago:
Rebecca Darr, CEO of domestic violence organization WINGS, called the coronavirus crisis a perfect storm for abuse, as many are sheltered at home with anxiety over health and finances.
View Rebecca Darr’s interview with WGN below
Learn more about how WINGS is working to ensure the health and safety of the survivors they serve.